BENEFITING: High Country Puppy Rescue, Inc.
“Bikes, Barks, & Brews - saving puppies one brewery at a time” is a 4,000 mile motorcycle ride that begins on July 28th, 2016, taken by two friends to have fun and to raise money for a local organization and a cause that we care about. The two friends are Kyle Merritt and Greg Loeben. The organization is High Country Puppy Rescue. It's a good organization that doesn't get the financial support or recognition it deserves and we are hoping you will make a small donation to them.
Here's the story… Hops on Birch is a rotating craft beer bar in Flagstaff, AZ, opened by Kyle (and his friend Tom Smith) in 2012. The bar has one mantra “Good people drink good beer." It has 65 rotating beers, live music 5 nights a week, pub games and most importantly it welcomes man's best friend, canines of all sorts. Since Hops opened, Kyle's passion for it has grown more than he could have expected. Turns out there are a lot of good people in Flagstaff, and they come to Hops to drink good beer, to interact with good people and often times they bring their dogs.
Recently, we (Kyle and Greg) started talking about how we might give something back to this town that we love so much. We had already been thinking about taking a motorcycle trip for the month of August from Flagstaff, over to San Diego, up the coast to Seattle along the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway and then back down through Idaho and Utah. We decided to turn the trip into a fundraiser. It occurred to us that one of the best parts Hops—something people mention all the time—is that dogs are allowed in. Hell, dogs are one of the best parts of life period. We came up with the idea of combining three things we get excited about—motorcycles, dogs and beer. We’re calling it “Bikes, Barks, & Brews - saving puppies one brewery at a time.” The idea is to raise money for High Country Puppy Rescue in two primary ways. First, Hops has 32 rotating taps and so our goal is to visit at least 32 different craft beer breweries on our route that have agreed to donate to High Country Puppy Rescue. In turn, we will keep beers from their brewery on tap at Hops for the duration of our trip and support them on social media as we visit. Second, and this is where you come in, we are asking friends and family and people who care about dogs and/or beer and/or Flagstaff to make a small donation to High Country Puppy Rescue in honor of our trip. You can make the donation directly here! Please consider making a donation. Even small amounts such as $5, $10 or $20 truly help (though don't be shy about giving more if you can).
We know everyone has many opportunities to give and many causes that matter asking for money. But how many times does someone you know ask you to be part of a 4,000 mile motorcycle trip visiting craft beer breweries to raise money for an animal adoption organization? Bikes, Barks & Brews - saving puppies one brewery at a time! And please consider a small donation directly to High Country Puppy Rescue.